Chiefs trounce Rebels 8-59 to keep play-off hopes alive

Sam Cane scored the opening try for Chiefs
Sam Cane scored the opening try for Chiefs

Rebels 8-59 Chiefs, AAMI Park

Shaun Stevenson scored a hat-trick as Chiefs trounced Rebels 8-59 at AAMI Park on Friday to keep their hopes of play-off alive in the ongoing Super Rugby season.

The win meant Chiefs now are at the sixth position in the overall standings with 36 points while Rebels drop out of contention with 34 points.

Chiefs attacked from the outset and it paid dividends with Sam Cane covering a lot of meters to go over the try line in the 13th minute and Jack Debreczeni followed with the conversion.

The response from Rebels came in the 19th minute when Reece Hodge slotted a penalty goal but the second try from Stevenson came in the 22nd minute after charging on a kick from Quade Cooper to make the scoreline 3-14.

Just as the break was approaching a build up from Stevenson following a loose pass from Hodge was capitalised by Boshier as he dotted down to take the score 3-21.

The Rebels managed a solitary try in the second half from Matt Philip that came in the 67th minute but Chiefs looked dominant with further touchdowns from Sean Wainui (43'), Anton Lienert-Brown (48'), Stevenson (51 and 76'), Debreczeni (57') and Marty McKenzie (73') to complete a 51 point win.

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Super Rugby 2019 Points Table